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FDU provides remote access to many of the software applications typically found in university computer labs.
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What is FDU Anywhere?

FDU provides remote access to many of the software applications typically found in university computer labs. This new Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) gives users access to a Windows desktop environment without requiring downloading and installing programs on a user’s personal equipment. The service, called FDU Anywhere, is powered by Apporto and can be found at anywhere.fdu.edu.

Using FDU Anywhere is like walking into one of FDU’s computer labs. Upon logging in with your FDU NetID and password, you will have access to the virtual platform’s software applications. To find a list of currently available software on FDU Anywhere, use the FDU Software Catalog. A listing of available Free and Open Source software can also be found by visiting the FDU Software Catalog.

The FDU Software Catalog provides an up to date catalog of software available to Faculty, Staff, and Students at the university:

FDU Anywhere App Store

The FDU Anywhere App Store gives you access to FDU Anywhere’s software. Many programs including Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, SPSS, and Matlab are available to everyone. Other programs such as Adobe Creative Cloud and the Autodesk suite are available based on course requirements.

Presently, there are two environments that offer a select set of applications. These environments are:

NJ Lab Desktop

Software available in NJ Desktop Environment

SoftwareAvailable Date
Google Chrome browserAugust 17, 2020
SAS (NJ Campus Only)August 17, 2020
SPSSAugust 17, 2020
Microsoft Office Pro PlusAugust 17, 2020
MatLabAugust 17, 2020
Microsoft Visual Studio CodeAugust 17, 2020
7-Zip File ManagerAugust 17, 2020

Vancouver Lab Desktop

Software Available in Vancouver Lab Desktop Environment

SoftwareAvailable Date
Google Chrome browserAugust 17, 2020
SPSSAugust 17, 2020
Microsoft Office Pro PlusAugust 17, 2020
MatLabAugust 17, 2020
Microsoft Visual Studio CodeAugust 17, 2020
7-Zip File ManagerAugust 17, 2020

Graphics Lab Desktop

Software available in Graphics Lab Desktop Environment

SoftwareAvailable Date
Adobe Creative Cloud (per class assignment)August 17, 2020
Microsoft Office Pro PlusAugust 17, 2020
MapleAugust 17, 2020
Autodesk Suite
• 3DS Max
• Motion
• Mudbox
• Sketchbook
August 17, ,2020
Google Chrome BrowserAugust 17, 2020
Microsoft Visual Studio CodeAugust 17, 2020
7-Zip File ManagerAugust 17, 2020

System & Network Requirements

System Requirements

FDU Anywhere is a powerful resource with a lightweight footprint. In order to utilize FDU Anywhere, you must have the following:

  • Any device that has an HTML 5 supporting browser will do. Nearly all standard and mobile browsers – including Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox support HTML 5
  • An internet connection
  • FDU NetID credentials

Note

Your system hardware specifications may impact the performance of FDU Anywhere, such as systems with less than 8GB of memory.

Network Requirements

For the best experience while using FDU Anywhere, your network should:

  • Have a download speed of at least 5Mb/s or more
  • If your download speed falls below 5Mb/s, the connection could become unstable and cause issues with your stream
  • Have an upload speed of 5Mb/s or higher
  • An upload speed of 5Mb/s is enough to use a basic mouse, keyboard, and controller. More bandwidth-heavy devices such as webcams, microphones, and external storage devices can use up to 100Mb/s
  • Wired network connections are preferred over Wi-Fi network connections whenever possible
  • Wired network connections are more stable and offer more bandwidth over Wi-Fi

For graphics-intensive applications, like Adobe Creative Cloud and Autodesk, we recommend using a wired network connection instead of Wi-Fi, ideally with a bandwidth of 5 Mbp/s.

Wi-Fi networks with 5Ghz rated wireless connections are preferred over 2.4Ghz wireless routers and provide better performance.

VPN Applications and Connections

Warning Warning

The use of any VPN Software within FDU Anywhere is not allowed. Using a VPN client in FDU Anywhere may interrupt your session and disable your access for approximately 15 minutes.

Testing your Connection

Your experience with FDU Anywhere greatly depends on your internet connection. Testing your connection can help you identify and correct most issues.

To test your Internet connection speed, you can use the Google Speed Test:

Note

Fairleigh Dickinson University is not affiliated with Google, Google’s Project Stream, or M-Lab. The link was provided as an aid to help determine your bandwidth.

Using FDU Anywhere

FDU Anywhere is available to all students and accessible by following the instructions below:

Accessing FDU Anywhere

  1. From any web browser, visit anywhere.fdu.edu

Tip

For the best overall experience using FDU Anywhere, Google Chrome is the browser of choice.

  1. Use your FDU Credentials (NetID and associated password) to complete the login to the FDU Anywhere App Store

NJ Lab Desktop

Vancouver Lab Desktop

Graphics Desktop

Searching and Sorting the FDU Anywhere App Store

Searching FDU Anywhere

When you search for an application, the system will:

  • read the word(s) in your search term as a string of characters (rather than as separate words)
  • search for occurrences of the text string anywhere in the application name or the developer/publisher name

Tip

For example, the search term “ad” would include the results “AutoCAD”, “Notepad”, and Cadence.

  1. Enter the term you wish to search for in the Search box, then press “Enter

The App Store refreshes to display only those applications that contain your search term.

Tip

Click the “X” to clear the Search box and return to the full App Store.

Sorting FDU Anywhere Apps Alphabetically

When you log into FDU Anywhere for the first time, apps are sorted alphabetically by default. For subsequent logins, apps will be sorted by frequency of use.

  1. To sort alphabetically, simply clickSort Alphabetically

Sort Most Used

After your first login, apps are sorted by frequency of use by default. The most-used apps appear first. You may also click “Sort Most Used to sort by frequency.

Launching FDU Anywhere

To launch an app directly from the FDU Anywhere App Store, simply follow the instructions:

  1. Locate the desired app or desktop and click “Launch”

Note

When you first log in to FDU Anywhere, it may take up to 30 seconds to launch an app. This is because your profile is being created. After this, applications will launch much faster.

  1. The selected app or desktop opens in a new browser tab

Note

Some applications (Virtual Machines) may take a few minutes to launch because the server needs to start before the app can be launched. In these cases, a popup will notify you when the server is starting.

Log Out of FDU Anywhere

Logging out is a critical step in making sure others continue to be able to easily access FDU Anywhere services. To log out of FDU Anywhere, follow these steps:

  1. Single left-click the Windows Start Button
  2. Single left-click the power button
  3. Single left-click on “Disconnect
  1. On the upper right-hand side, click your account
  2. Single left-click on “LOGOUT
  1. You have now been logged out of FDU Anywhere

Automatic Session Logout Policy

In order to help make FDU Anywhere as available as possible to all students, accounts that have been inactive (or idle) for 15 minutes will automatically be logged out.

Accessing and Using OneDrive

There are many ways in which you can access and save files within FDU Anywhere. Fairleigh Dickinson University highly recommends saving all files on your FDU Microsoft 365 OneDrive which can be mounted within FDU Anywhere.

Accessing and Using Cloud Drives

Accessing your Microsoft 365 OneDrive account is done easily by following these instructions:

  1. From the FDU Anywhere Graphics Lab or NJ Lab desktop, Double click “Cloud Mounter” shortcut
  1. Click the “OneDrive” button, and then click “Connect Now
  1. Enter your FDU NetID and click “Next“. Follow the FDU standard single sign-on prompts to complete the login process
  1. The Mounting process is now complete and your mounted OneDrive folder will now open

Using the Mounted OneDrive Volume

The Mounted Microsoft 365 cloud volume will mount the folder as a network drive. Typically “OneDrive (O:)“. Every folder and file listed will be everything that not only resides in your Microsoft 365 OneDrive folder but everything that has ever been shared with you either through OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, OneNote notebooks, and/or many other Microsoft 365 products.

NOTE: Files and folders can be saved, but not deleted as of a precautionary measure. If you delete a file, it will resync during the next sync interval.

To access or save files directly to and from the mounted volume, simply navigate to the OneDrive volume.

Tip

To help find your class files more easily, it is recommended to first create a folder and give it the name of either the project you are working on or the name of your course.

Working with Files

For most projects, you should be saving and working with files on the Mounted OneDrive volume. For instructions, please refer to the link at the bottom of the page for “FDU Anywhere – Accessing and Using OneDrive“. However, most video editing software (Adobe Premier Pro, Motion Builder for example), will require the user to save those files locally within FDU Anywhere.

The following locations are considered local to FDU Anywhere:

  • Documents
  • Desktop
  • DFS-MyDocuments (U:) Drive

Note

Saving files outside of these locations for specific editing software could result in loss of work.

Moving Files Locally in FDU Anywhere

Some projects require you to move your files locally so they may properly be rendered using the FDU Anywhere hardware. If you need to work on files locally, please follow these instructions.

  1. Find your Project Folder
  2. Copy your folder and save it to a local folder by navigating to the location and pasting it.

Zipping Files

if you need to zip files in order to submit to Webcampus, please follow these instructions:

  1. Single right-click the file or folder

Note

For macOS users, you can use the “Two Finger” right-click method on the trackpad in order to initiate the right click. For additional information, please see the link below for “FDU Anywhere – Keyboard Shortcuts”.

  1. right click on 7-zip then click “Add to Archive
  1. Change Archive Format to “zip” like in the picture below then click “OK” to zip your files

The zip archiving process could take some time depending on the size of the file. Once completed, the file will be in the same location as the folder is. You can then email or upload your file to your professor.

Alternate Way to Zip Files

  1. Click ‘START’ on the taskbar on the left-hand side
  2. Type “7zip” and 7-zip File Manager will appear, Single Click on “7-zip File Manager
  1. Single click on 7-Zip File Manager
  2. Navigate to the location of your saved file/folder and single click to highlight, then click the Add button at the top
  1. Change Archive Format to zip and then click “Ok” to zip your files

The file will now be zipped and you will find your file in the same folder as the project folder or file you wanted to zip

Note

The zip archive could take some time depending on the size of the file. Once completed, the file will be in the same location as the folder is. You can then email or upload your file to your professor.

Submitting Files to WebCampus

In order to successfully submit your coursework to WebCampus, it is best to use the google chrome browser located on the desktop of FDU Anywhere. Using Internet Explorer may not function properly.

In order to submit your coursework to Webcampus, you can log on from within FDU Anywhere. For more information on Webcampus, please visit:

FDU Anywhere Workshop Video

Screen Sharing

When running a streamed app or desktop, you can share your screen with other users and collaborate in the current session. Screen sharing enables you to collaborate with other users without providing access to your chats, analytics, or other private data. This short guide will show you step by step how to:

  1. Share your screen with other users
  2. Stop sharing your screen with others

Share Screen with Others

  1. Click the share screen icon in the top panel in FDU Anywhere
  1. The “Screen Sharing” popup will display the following window:
  1. There are three sharing options, Select the method that you want with the radio buttons, then click Copy Link, and close the Screen Sharing dialog:
    • View only: The viewer can only see what is being worked on in the FDU Anywhere environment
    • View and draw: The viewer can View and Draw or make annotations on the screen by clicking or dragging
    • Full control: The viewer shares control of the FDU Anywhere Environment
  2. Share the copied link to the person you wish to view your FDU Anywhere Streamed session

Stop Sharing your Screen with Others

Once you wish to stop sharing your screen, simply perform the following steps:

  1. To stop sharing your screen with other users, click the Share Screen icon on the top panel
  1. Click the “Stop Sharing” button, then close the ‘Screen Sharing’ dialog box. Other users will see a “Disconnected” popup and will be unable to reconnect
  1. Your Screen Sharing access is no longer active and any connected users are now disconnected

Keyboard Shortcuts

Sometimes you may want to copy and paste content to or from your own computer and an FDU Anywhere cloud desktop or application. You can do this using the copy and paste menus or keyboard shortcuts, for example, “Ctrl+C” and “Ctrl+V“.

Note

The copy and paste functions DO NOT work across all applications and browsers, including the copying and pasting of images. This is a limitation inherent in browser clipboards. We recommend the Google Chrome web browser for optimal clipboard capabilities.

If you are unable to copy and paste for any reason, we recommend using our FDU OneDrive service to access any files not found in FDU Anywhere.

Windows OS Copy/Paste Methods

Windows OS to FDU Anywhere

  1. Highlight the text you want to copy from your computer
  2. Press CTRL+C to copy the selected text
  3. Move the cursor to the paste location in FDU Anywhere
  4. Press CTRL+V to paste the text

FDU Anywhere to Windows OS

  1. Highlight the text you want to copy from FDU Anywhere
  2. Press CTRL+C to copy the selected text
  3. Move the cursor to the paste location on your computer.
  4. Press CTRL+V to paste the text

macOS Copy/Paste Methods

Your macOS to FDU Anywhere

  1. Highlight the text you want to copy from your computer
  2. Press COMMAND+C to copy the selected text
  3. macOS also supports CTRL+C

Note

You may find it easier to use CTRL+C when copying content to FDU Anywhere, so you don’t have to switch back and forth between COMMAND and CTRL.

  1. Move the cursor to the paste location in FDU Anywhere
  2. Press CTRL+V to paste the text

FDU Anywhere to macOS

  1. Highlight the text you want to copy from FDU Anywhere
  2. Press CTRL+C to copy the selected text
  3. Move the cursor to the paste location on your macOS
  4. Press COMMAND+V (macOS also supports CTRL+V) to paste the text

Note

Because FDU Anywhere runs on Windows, it is necessary to use Windows keyboard shortcuts (ex. CTRL+C and CTRL+V) in FDU Anywhere Mac OS supports both Mac and Windows keyboard shortcuts.

Getting Support

If you require technical support, please contact UTAC (University Technical Assistance Center) and open a service request.

You may submit a service request by one of the following methods:

  • Clicking the “Support” button on top of this page
  • Emailing UTAC at FDUTAC@fdu.edu
  • Calling (973) 443-8822

If you require assistance with Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk, or any software application for coursework, it is best to consult with your professor, classmates, and/or course materials.

Network Optimization

If you are experiencing issues while using FDU Anywhere, please use the following tips as guidelines to help improve your experience.

Power-cycle your Modem / Router

Power cycling your modem and router allows them to reset and re-establish a connection to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Shut down your computer and unplug your modem/router. Plug them back in after 60 seconds and watch the lights on your modem/router. Once the lights are on and steady, start your computer.

Keep all your Local Components Up-to-date

Check that your modem/router and your local computer are totally up to date. This includes the operating system, driver, and browser updates.

Disconnect / Turn off any Devices that are not in use

Some devices could be using bandwidth while on standby. Gaming consoles, for example, might download and install updates. Turn off these devices to keep your bandwidth free.

Use an Ethernet Cable

Using a wired Ethernet connection will make your connection more stable and eliminate additional latency compared to a wireless connection.

Change your Wi-Fi Configuration

If a wired Ethernet connection is not possible or your device requires a wireless connection:

  • Connect to a 5GHz wireless network. Some routers offer both 2.4GHz connections and 5GHz
  • Place your devices (such as a computer or smartphone) and your router closer to each other

Note

You may need to contact your internet service provider for help with rebooting your router and/or to configure your wireless settings correctly.

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What is Degree Audit? Degree Audit is an online version of your check sheet, which allows you to track your academic requirements. On Degree Audit you can see what degree requirements you’ve completed, which are in progress, and which courses you have left to complete your degree.

  1. On the left-hand side of the page, you will find your menus. Click on the menu called “Academics” and then click on “Student Planning.” Navigate to “My Progress/Degree Audit
  1. Click on “Expand All” to if you’d like to see all the requirements for your degree
  1. Any action you have taken towards completing each requirement will be noted in the “Status” column
  1. If you would like to see what it would look like if you switched to a different program, then click on “View a New Program” at the top of your Degree Audit
  1. Use the search bar to find the program you are interested in. Select the program and click “View Program
  1. If you no longer want to view this program, click the “X” to remove it

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email selfserviceadmin@fdu.edu.

  1. On the left-hand side of the page, you will find your menus. Click on the menu called “Academics” and navigate to the “Course Catalog
  1. Fill in as many fields as you’d like for your course search. It is suggested that you at least select a term and a subject. Click the blue “Search” button to get your results
  1. You can narrow down your results further using the filters on the left-hand side
    • Click on the “Hide” button to hide the filter menu and allow the results to fill your screen
  1. You can click on the arrows in the header row to change how the results are sorted

Note

Section notes and restrictions can be found in the “Section Information” column.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email selfserviceadmin@fdu.edu.

  1. You can search for courses by using the Course Catalog or your Degree Audit page. In this article, we will use the Degree Audit page method
  1. Go to the menus on the left and choose the “Academics” menu and expand the “Student Planning” menu. Click on “My Progress/Degree Audit
  1. Find the requirement you are looking to fulfill. Click on the “Search” button to find sections for every course that will meet this degree requirement

Note

If you know exactly which course you are interested in, then you can click directly on that course code to view its sections.

  1. Narrow down your results using the filters on the left-hand side.

Tip

Make sure to choose the correct semester.

  1. Within the results, click on the grey bar that says “View Available Sections” for the course you’d like to add to your schedule. Find a section that fits on your schedule and click “Add Section to Schedule
  1. Review the Section Details that pop up. If you still wish to add this section to your schedule, then click “Add Section
  1. To confirm the section appears on your schedule, navigate to the “Plan & Schedule” page
  1. To confirm the section appears on your schedule, navigate to the “Plan & Schedule” page

Tip

Sections can be removed by clicking on the “x” in the top right corner of the section.

  1. Repeat this process to add more courses to your schedule in preparation for priority registration

Important Important

Planning a section does not guarantee you have a spot in that section.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email selfserviceadmin@fdu.edu.

  1. On the left-hand side of the page, you will find your menus. Click on the menu called “Academics” and then click on “Student Planning.” Navigate to “Plan & Schedule
  1. Your planned courses will appear on the Plan & Schedule page and will be color-coded in yellow. If you have not planned your courses, please review how to in Section 1 – Part 3 “How to Plan Your Schedule Using Self-Service”
  1. If you have any holds, then they will appear in the top right corner of the page. You will need to resolve your holds before you can register for classes
  1. You will need to be mindful of your priority registration date. You will find a banner above your planned schedule informing you of the date and time you can register for classes
  1. Once all holds have been resolved and your priority registration date/time has arrived, you can register for all your courses by clicking on “Register For All Planned Courses.” If you would like to register for each course one at a time, then click on “Register” within each course tile

Note

You MUST click the register button twice. The first click brings up the FDU registration agreement. The second click updates your schedule.

  1. Successful registrations will turn green and say “Registered
  1. If you are ineligible for any of your planned sections, then the course will remain yellow and planned. You will get an alert in the top right corner explaining why you were unable to register for that section
    • Click “x” on the section to remove it from your schedule
  1. If you need to drop a course during Priority Registration or Add/Drop, then click on “Drop” within the course tile

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email selfserviceadmin@fdu.edu.

  1. On the left-hand side of the page, you will find your menus. Click on the menu called “Academics” and click on the “Unofficial Transcript” button
  1. Select the transcript you wish to download by clicking on its text

Important Important

These documents are unofficial and do not replace official signed and sealed transcripts. To order official transcripts you must go to www.getmytranscript.org.

  1. After clicking on the transcript text, a pdf document will download. Open this document to view your unofficial transcript.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email selfserviceadmin@fdu.edu.

  1. On the left-hand side of the page, you will find your menus. Click on menu called “Academics” and then click on “Graduation Overview
  1. Click “Apply” next to the program from which you wish to graduate
  1. Select your “Graduation Term” and type in your “Preferred Name on Diploma.” Select the address you would like your diploma sent to. Once these fields are filled in, you must confirm everything is correct and click “Submit

Important Important

Upon submitting the graduation application, students will be charged the appropriate fee in accordance with the degree they are seeking. Please do not apply more than once.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email selfserviceadmin@fdu.edu.

What is a course plan? A course plan is an example of the sequence of course work you need to complete for your selected program. This will load courses onto your plan for current and future semesters. This will allow you to map out the courses you need to take for your entire degree.

Note

Not every program has a course plan available.

  1. On the left-hand side of the page, you will find your menus. Click on the menu called “Academics.” Within the “Student Planning” menu, click on “My Progress/Degree Audit
  1. On the top right side of the page, click on “Load Sample Course Plan
  1. Select your first term from the drop-down menu and select your program using the first radio button
  1. Click on “Preview Plan” on the bottom of the window
  1. Review the sample course plan and click “Load
  1. Use the Timeline tab to view the courses that were loaded onto your plan. Make any adjustments, if needed

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email selfserviceadmin@fdu.edu.

  1. On the left-hand side of the page, you will find your menus. Click on the menu called “Academics.” Within the “Student Planning” menu, click on “Plan & Schedule
  1. Go to the “Advising” tab. Here you will see the names of your advisors
  1. You can leave a message for your advisor by typing in the “Compose a Note” box and clicking “Save Note
  1. Click “Request Review” to have your advisor notified that your schedule is ready to be reviewed and approved

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email selfserviceadmin@fdu.edu.

  1. On the left-hand side of the page, you will find your menus. Click on the toolbox icon, called “Daily Work”, and navigate to the “Faculty” submenu. Within this submenu, click on “Faculty Overview
  1. Click on the row of the course you wish to verify the enrollment
  1. Within the “Roster” tab, you will see the list of students currently enrolled in the course. Use the radio buttons to select whether the student has “Attended” or “Never Attended
  1. Once you have completed verifying enrollment, you must click on “Submit Attendance
  1. Click on “Submit” in the pop-up window to complete the process

Important

Once you’ve submitted attendance, you cannot make any changes in Self-Service. If you need to make a change, you must contact Enrollment Services: Metro Campus – esteafdu@fdu.edu AND/OR Florham Campus esmadfdu@fdu.edu.

  1. On the After you’ve submitted the enrollment verification, you will see a green notification at the top of the page letting you know you were successful

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email selfserviceadmin@fdu.edu.

  1. On the left-hand side of the page, you will find your menus. Click on the toolbox icon, called “Daily Work”, and navigate to the “Advising” submenu. Within this submenu, click on “Advising Overview
  1. Find the student you wish to advise using the prepopulated table of assigned advisees or by searching for their name or ID number in the search bar.

Note

You can search for any student, whether you are their advisor or not, by using the search bar.

  1. Click on the “View Details” button for the record of interest
  1. Click on the “Notifications” bar to expand it and view any holds on the student’s account
  1. Underneath the “Notifications” bar, you will find all the tabs you can use to gain a well-rounded view of the student’s academic progress
  • Click on “Course Plan” to view the courses the student has registered for or is planning to register for
  • Click on “Progress/Degree Audit” to view the student’s Degree Audit. Within this tab, you can click on “View a New Program” to see what it would look like if this student switched programs
  • Click on “Test Scores” to see any official test scores that have been submitted to FDU and recorded in Colleague
  • Click on “Grades” to view the student’s midterm and final grades broken down by semester
  • Click on “Remove Hold” to remove the web registration hold from the student’s account. You will need to select the hold you wish to remove and click on “Remove Selected”

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email selfserviceadmin@fdu.edu.

  1. On the left-hand side of the page, you will find your menus. Click on the toolbox icon, called “Daily Work”, and navigate to the “Financial Management” sub-menu. Within this sub-menu, click on “Budget
  1. On the “Budget to Actuals” page, there will be options to filter your reports. By clicking on any of the arrows, you can expand or collapse the filter options. Once expanded, a field will appear where you can type the criteria you would like to search for. Additionally, you can change the Fiscal Year using the drop-down menu at the top of the page
  1. Using “Identifier” as an example, you can type in your value(s) in the following ways. Hit “Enter” after each value to include in the search
    • Type in the individual identifier, ex: 067110
    • Type in the range of identifiers, ex: 067110-067115
    • Type in the identifiers separated by commas, ex: 067110, 067111, 067115
  1. Click “Apply Filter” when done entering values. Your results will appear to the right of your filter menu
  1. If you need to change your filters:
    • Open up the filter options by clicking on the blue “Filter” button
    • You can add more values by typing them into the field, hitting “Enter”, and applying the filter again
    • You can remove individual values by clicking on the “X” next to the value
    • You can start over completely by clicking “Reset Filter
  1. If you are satisfied with your filter options and would like to detail in on a specific budget, then click anywhere on the budget you would like to view
  1. Click anywhere within a row to view more details. The “Financial Health” column will display a yellow alert symbol if the budget is over 85% spent
  1. Continue to click on rows or documents to view more details. Download any page with an “Export” icon if you need to view it in Excel. You can click Back in your browser to go back a page
  1. On the left-hand side of the page, you will find your menus. Click on the toolbox icon, called “Daily Work”, and navigate to the “Financial Management” sub-menu. Within this sub-menu, click on “Budget
  1. On the “Budget to Actuals” page, there will be options to filter your reports. By clicking on any of the arrows, you can expand or collapse the filter options. Once expanded, a field will appear where you can type the criteria you would like to search for. Additionally, you can change the Fiscal Year using the drop-down menu at the top of the page
  1. Using “Identifier” as an example, you can type in your value(s) in the following ways. Hit “Enter” after each value to include in the search
    • Type in the individual identifier, ex: 067110
    • Type in the range of identifiers, ex: 067110-067115
    • Type in the identifiers separated by commas, ex: 067110, 067111, 067115
  1. Click “Apply Filter” when done entering values. Your results will appear to the right of your filter menu
  1. If you need to change your filters:
    • Open up the filter options by clicking on the blue “Filter” button
    • You can add more values by typing them into the field, hitting “Enter”, and applying the filter again
    • You can remove individual values by clicking on the “X” next to the value
    • You can start over completely by clicking “Reset Filter
  1. If you are satisfied with your filter options and would like to detail in on a specific budget, then click anywhere on the budget you would like to view
  1. Click anywhere within a row to view more details. The “Financial Health” column will display a yellow alert symbol if the budget is over 85% spent
  1. Continue to click on rows or documents to view more details. Download any page with an “Export” icon if you need to view it in Excel. You can click Back in your browser to go back a page

Note

Anytime you see the FY drop-down menu at the top of the page, you can change the FY you are viewing. Likewise, whenever you see the Export drop-down menu, you can download the information in your current view into a CSV file and open in Excel.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email selfserviceadmin@fdu.edu.

  1. Go to the “Daily Work” menu, click on “Faculty,” and then click on “Faculty Overview
  1. Select the course for which you need to enter midterm grades
  1. Within the “Grading” tab, select the “Midterm Progress Report” tab
  1. Use the drop-down menu to select the grade for each student

Note

The “Grade Required” column will indicate which students MUST be given a midterm grade.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email selfserviceadmin@fdu.edu.

  1. Go to the “Daily Work” menu, click on “Faculty,” and then click on “Faculty Overview
  1. Select the course for which you need to enter final grades
  1. Within the “Grading” tab, select the “Final Grade” tab
  1. Use the drop-down menu to select the grade for each student

Note

A grade must be entered for every student in order to submit grades.

  1. Once all grades have been entered, you must click the “Submit Grades” button to save and submit your work

Note

You have a short window where you can change grades and resubmit in Self-Service. However, once grades have been verified in Colleague, you will no longer be able to make a change in Self-Service. You will then need to go through the Change of Grade process.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email selfserviceadmin@fdu.edu.

  1. On the left-hand side of the page, you will find your menus. Click on the menu called “User Options” and then click on “FDU Alert
  1. Fill in the alert information presented on the page. If information already exists in these fields, make sure the information is up to date. Click “Submit” when finished

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email selfserviceadmin@fdu.edu.

What is a Proxy? A Proxy is a person to whom you grant permission to sign into your Self-Service account to access selected student records.

  1. On the left-hand side of the page, you will find your menus. Click on the menu called “User Options” and then click on “View/Add Proxy Access
  1. Use the drop-down to add a proxy. If you see the person’s name, select them from the list and confirm their information. If you do not see their name, click on “Add Another User
  1. You must fill in the personal information for the proxy
  1. You can pick and choose what access you want to give to this proxy
  1. You must agree to the Disclosure Agreement and click “Submit
  1. You will be prompted to enter your Single-Sign On password again and click “Submit
  1. If you added a new user, you might get the following pop-up message. If you do, click “Continue
  1. Now your proxy will be listed on the “View/Add Proxy Access” page

Note

Proxies will receive an email any time access is granted or revoked.

  1. If you want to change a proxy’s access at any time, simply click on the pencil next to their row
  1. Add or remove access by selecting the appropriate check boxes. You can also remove all access entirely by selecting the “Remove All Access” radio button. Click “Save” to submit your changes

Important Important

If you are giving a proxy access to “Make a Payment” you must also make them an authorized user in TouchNet.

  1. To give access to Make a Payment via an authorized user, click on “Payments/Payment Plans/1098-T” within the “Student Finance” menu
  1. Click on “Continue to the Payment Center” to navigate to TouchNet
  1. Click on “Authorized Users” to add your proxy as an authorized user to pay your bill. Follow the instructions to add the authorized user

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email selfserviceadmin@fdu.edu.

  1. On the left-hand side of the page, you will find your menus. Click on the menu called “User Options” and then click on “FDU FERPA Release
  1. Click on “Add a Contact” to add a new contact, a person to whom you want to grant access to your information

Important

By completing the information on this page, you are authorizing administrators, staff, and faculty members of Fairleigh Dickinson University to release information pertaining to academic records, financial aid, student bill/account and disciplinary records to the contacts you have noted. This waiver remains in effect throughout your tenure as a student at the University. If you wish to cancel the permissions this waiver authorizes, you may do so by updating the details on this page. Please be advised that this waiver DOES NOT apply to services provided by Health and Counseling services. All records pertaining to medical care and psychological services remain confidential.

  1. Adding a contact: Fill in the contact’s name, relationship, and the start date (the date that this will become effective). The expiration date is optional and can be changed at any point. Click “Save
  1. You will now see this contact listed on the FDU FERPA Release page
  1. If you want to end the permissions of a contact, click on the row containing their name
  1. Fill in an expiration date to end their permissions on that date. Click “Save
  1. Repeat the steps above to add or change your contacts

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email selfserviceadmin@fdu.edu.

  1. Go to the “User Options” menu and click on “FDU SIN Update
  1. Enter your SIN into the empty fields and click “Update
  1. You will know your submission is successful if you get a “SIN Updated” alert in the top right corner of the page

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email selfserviceadmin@fdu.edu.

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